Privacy Policy 


The International English Library (website url address: appreciates your business and trust. We are a volunteer organization, committed to protecting the privacy of all users of our services. Please read this Privacy Policy, providing consent to both documents in order to have permission to use our services.


This privacy notice lets you know about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data includes all data that refers to you personally, for example your name, address, e-mail address and user behaviour.


According to article 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), responsibility lies with

Friends of the International Library, e.V.

Mecomstraße 10
40223 Düsseldorf

Please refer to our imprint.


When you contact us by e-mail, the information you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data that arises in this context after the storage is no longer required, or limit the processing if there are statutory retention requirements.


If we use contracted service providers for some of the functions which we offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail below about the respective procedures. At the same time we will also state the specified criteria for the length of storage time.


You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

Furthermore you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.


When just using the website to obtain information, in other words when you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we will only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website we collect the following data which is technically necessary to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and safety (Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR).

In addition to the aforementioned data, when using our website cookies will be stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files which are recorded and allocated to a specific position on your hard disc by the browser you use. Certain information (in this case provided by us) is passed over to the Cookies. Cookies are not able to execute any programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet in general more user friendly and effective.


This website uses the following kinds of cookies whose scope and mode of operation are described as follows:

– Transient Cookies (see a)

– Persistent Cookies (see b).

(a)    Transient Cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Included amongst these are in particular session cookies.  They save a so-called Session-ID with which the various requests from your browser can be assigned to the same session. This way your computer can be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

(b)    Persistent Cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which can differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies at any time using the privacy settings of your browser. In particular they save the chosen language: maximum 2 years.

You can configure your browser settings according to your requirements. For example, you can decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. However we would like to point out that it is possible you will not be able to use all the features of the website.